Thursday, July 2, 2015

Like other fasting Muslims, 5,000 Somalians get food aid

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has intensified its Ramadan programmes in Somalia and has provided Iftar meals to 5,000 fasting people in a number of areas of Mogadishu.
The Emirates Red Crescent identified areas in densely populated areas, displaced populations and poor neighborhoods for the distribution of Iftar meals.
Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, ERC's Deputy Secretary-General for International Aid, said that the ERC has allocated additional funds to expand the reach of the Iftar meal project in the poorest countries, particularly Somalia, in solidarity with their people which has suffered greatly from the scourge of wars, conflicts and natural disasters.
Al Shamsi said that these consequences have exacerbated the problem and led to the displacement of the population who have left towns and villages in search of a better environment for life and a decent living.
He explained that the ERC office in Mogadishu is working in coordination with the UAE Embassy there to implement the Ramadan programmes that meet the needs of the Somali people. He said that the two sides are working together to alleviate suffering and improve life. –End-

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